Marylanders will get a break from the state’s 6 percent sales tax when purchasing qualifying Energy Star products this weekend, according to state officials.
Beginning at 12:01 a.m. today through midnight Monday, Marylanders who purchase qualifying Energy Star-rated products will not have to pay the state sales tax.
During Shop Maryland Energy weekend, air conditioners, clothes washer, furnaces, heat pumps, standard size refrigerators, compact fluorescent light bulbs, dehumidifiers, and programmable thermostats that have been designated as meeting or exceeding Energy Star efficiency requirements will be tax-free, the Maryland Comptroller’s Office said in a news release.
A list of ENERGY STAR items may be found at: www.energystar.gov.
In addition, if you buy a new Energy Star-rated refrigerator or freezer this weekend, Potomac Edison will pay customers $50 and pick up the old unit for recycling, the utility said in a news release.
To receive the $50 rebate, residents only have to schedule a pickup time to have their old, working refrigerator removed. Call 1-877-270-3521 or visit www.energysaveMD.com to schedule a free pickup.